THE VENTURE CULTURE
We are very proud of the fact that most of our franchisees are on the 3rd or 4th term of their franchise agreement, and strongly believe that the culture within our model is key to this.
STARTING A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS
A Venture franchise represents quite a unique way to spend a working day, month, year or longer! Ultimately, it is a highly creative environment, producing framed art that is full of emotional value to clients. Our culture is embodied by ensuring that every single customer that visits Venture has their own unique story brilliantly told and has a fabulous experience creating their own personal memories. Venture does this by ensuring that the people working within the Venture studios have an ongoing training and development programme and are recognised not only on an ongoing basis, but also at our annual Venture Awards.
VENTURE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Venture has been training franchisees on the implementation of the Venture model, regardless of their background, for the last 20 years. Training predominantly falls into two areas, the output of which is to deliver a high average order value and the required customer volume:
Trainees complete a predefined course, divided into “Core Skills” and “Advanced Skills”, the objective is to give photographers the knowledge and skills to create the standard of photography that is synonymous with the Venture brand, whilst delivering an amazing customer experience.
Venture’s photography training is accredited by the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) – meaning that those photographers completing Venture training automatically receive BIPP qualifications.
2. Commercial and Sales
New franchisees complete a mixture of classroom and studio placement training. The objective of which is for them to be able to manage each part of studio operations and ultimately deliver the required customer volume for the studio. Training courses are also available for all studio roles once staff are in place.
Venture Studios is a full member of the BFA (British Franchise Association) meaning that the Venture model and training is endorsed by the regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Venture is a previous winner of the BFA’s franchisee of the year award.